Rifles & Rosary Beads Nominated for GRAMMY Award
in the Best Folk Album Category
This collaborative collection of songs came about because of the tireless efforts of Darden Smith, Mary Judd, and the entire team of SongwritingWith:Soldiers. They invited me into their visionary non-profit work, and changed my life. They are my teachers, along with the brave Veterans and their families who were willing to go on record, literally, with their stories. It takes courage to be a soldier, and it takes courage to tell the truth about the effects of war on your life, your family and your soul.
I am but the midwife here, a witness to layers and layers of bravery. The producer of this record, Neilson Hubbard, brought the songs to life, hired an amazing band, and made it easy on me by bringing his studio to my house.
My publicists, Jim Flammia, Donica Elliot, and Michelle Steele All Eyes Media carried the story of these out into the world, and they kicked ass.
Michele Gazich convinced me this was a good idea to pursue and gave me the courage to take it on.
And my love, Jaimee Harris, makes every single day on earth better.
I am richly blessed, and deeply grateful.
Thank you to all who have supported this project!
And congrats to all the artists nominated along side us!